Trade

Freedom Partners supports expanding free trade, allowing consumer demand – rather than government – to determine the flow of goods and services across borders. History has shown that free trade increases overall prosperity and individual well-being.

Participation in the global marketplace means more people have access to more products and better prices. Free trade not only provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, but also enables Americans to obtain products and services at more affordable costs than ever before.

Freedom Partners opposes protectionist policies such as quotas and tariffs that limit free trade. Protectionism helps a select few large, established firms while harming smaller American companies. Workers, taxpayers and consumers are also hurt by policies such as tariffs and other protectionist restrictions that ultimately lead to corporate welfare, higher consumer prices, more poverty and government control.

Freedom Partners supports all efforts to empower American innovators, entrepreneurs and hard-working families to buy and sell goods and services based on their needs – not the preferences of politicians.


Apr 21, 2017

Freedom Partners Thanks Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) for Sticking Up for Consumers

Leaders in the House of Representatives have made comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform a priority this year, which is a good thing. The one problem is that their current proposal contains a…

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Apr 06, 2017

New Report: States Stand to Lose Big Under BAT

For the first time in more than 30 years, federal lawmakers have an opportunity to replace our nation’s broken tax code. However, as part of comprehensive tax reform, some House leaders…

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Mar 21, 2017

Barron’s: “Kill the Border Tax Before it Kills Us”

The tax code is “littered with hundreds of preferences and subsidies that pick winners and losers” and “direct resources to politically favored interests,” says the “Better Way” statement for tax reform authored…

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Feb 21, 2017

Fed Chairwoman Casts Doubt On ‘Border Adjustment’ Tax Wishful Thinking

Pro-growth tax reform is on the way, GOP leaders maintain. But according to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), the current House Republican proposal “is on life support.” Sen. Lindsey…

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Feb 16, 2017

Tom Cotton Dismantles the Border Adjustment Tax

“Some ideas are so stupid, only an intellectual could believe them.” Senator Tom Cotton spoke yesterday night on the floor of the senate on his opposition to the border adjustment tax. He…

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Feb 15, 2017

Jim Cramer on the “Regressive,” Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax on American consumers

Jim Cramer hits the nail on the head on the Border Adjustment Tax calling it a “regressive tax,” and that it will hurt people. Watch the full clip below…

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Sep 26, 2016

Freedom Partners Stands with the National Taxpayers Union on Free Trade

Last week, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce joined other free market advocacy groups to support free trade by co-signing a letter from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to members of Congress…

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Jun 23, 2015

Freedom Partners Applauds U.S. Senate Vote to Advance Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate vote to advance Trade Promotion Authority: “We applaud the Senate for voting…

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Jun 12, 2015

Freedom Partners Urges Congress to Support Free Trade

Arlington, VA — With Congress set to vote on free trade legislation today, Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig issued the following statement urging lawmakers to support the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA…

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May 12, 2015

Freedom Partners Urges Congress to Support Trade Promotion Authority

Arlington, VA – As the U.S. Senate debates trade promotion authority, Freedom Partners President Marc Short issued the following statement urging lawmakers to support the legislation: “Trade promotion authority will help ensure…

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